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Breaking Up with Joe

Joe recently went through a breakup. To help him make sense of the world again, he's recruiting guests to listen to him talk about himself for an hour a week. Join us as we trace the progress of a breakup, examining the feelings and frustrations many of us try to hide and wish away.
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Come break up with us. New episodes every Tuesday at noon.

Nov 23, 2016

Law student and fan of the show Mike Mauger joins us for our booziest episode yet, and by that we mean Joe was drunk throughout. We talk to Mike about his engagement, being a normal person, and Star Wars.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

Theme Song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina and Ryan Laney

 

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Nov 16, 2016

Buckle up everyone, it's Mykal Carter-Jackson. The funnyman so nice, they last named him twice. We talk dating and dogs vs. cats as this podcast slowly morphs into a stand up set from 1985.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

Theme song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina and Ryan Laney

 

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Nov 8, 2016

Joe does a solo 'cast from the back seat of his car in Kansas. He welcomes a new wave of listeners, especially those from Australia, and explains what he's doing in the back seat of his car in Kansas.

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina & Ryan Laney

Not Enough by Van Halen

 

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Nov 1, 2016

Lisa Wise is here! Listen to her harrowing tale of divorce, premature home buying, and social studies, all strangely centered around the state of Maryland.

For longtime listeners - we read the text! For new listeners - there was a text! And we read it!

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina & Ryan Laney

Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

 

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Oct 25, 2016

The tables have turned. It's a Max Barth takeover, y'all. Max hosts this week and interviews Joe. They get into their deepest issues and almost break up on air.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina & Ryan Laney

Love is Not The Answer by The Darkness

 

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Oct 18, 2016

Joe and Brian are joined in the studio by Gabe Henninger, Managing Director of the Manayunk Theater Company (http://www.manayunktheatreco.org/). Gabe is a friend who doesn't put up with Joe's bullshit and also the show's first bi guy, so it sure gets interesting. Listen in on our wildly unfocused conversation about various types of loss, gender and sexual fluidity, and more.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina & Ryan Laney

Somebody Kill Me by Adam Sandler

 

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Oct 12, 2016

Joe sits down with self-described Atheist, Polyamorous, Relationship Anarchist, Skeptic, Rationalist, Feminist Attorney Wes Fenza. Wes practices divorce law in the Philadelphia area and we think he's getting pretty good at it. Learn why divorce is actually a good thing and why everyone who gets married should get a prenup but you shouldn't call it a prenup.

More info at fenzalaw.com

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music

Hail Mary by Joe Messina and Ryan Laney

Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan

 

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Oct 4, 2016

Smooth talking, walk-walking funnyman Setoiyo joins Joe and Brian for an evening of laughin', learnin', and lovin'. The man imparts to us his remarkably healthy approach to relationships and dating, and everyone gets drunk.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina and Ryan Laney

Poison by Bell Biv Devoe

 

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Sep 27, 2016

Philly comic, artist, and music journalist Greg Trout joins Joe for a solid talk about divorce, music, and Star Wars. Greg is our favorite guest to date as the only one who has ever asked about the theme song.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina & Ryan Laney

Rain by The Blake Babies

 

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Sep 20, 2016

LA Comic Nikki Black (Reductress, stand up, publicly shaming Kurt Metzger) and Max Barth (Party Lines, Tinder Show, stand up) take over the podcast for a very special and zany epi. The gang talks about their glory days at Ithaca College and all the breakups and breakdowns along the way. Listen up, y'all

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Thunderstruck by AC/DC

You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth by Meat Loaf

Miss You by Blink 182

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

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Sep 13, 2016

Brian Durkin valiantly filled in after a last minute cancellation. Joe and Brian talk dating etiquette and when it's time to let go, which is apparently an option.

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Why Can't This Be Love? by Van Halen

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

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Sep 6, 2016

Joe is joined by two members of the endlessly capable and hospitable staff of Helium Comedy Club, Darnell Williams and Christian Austin. They've both dabbled in comedy, and after this episode you'll be begging for more dabbles. Calm down, you crazy dabble fiends.

Topics include catcalling, the futility of dating, and how to fake a male orgasm. Strap in for a goofy one, folks.

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Gives You Hell by Glee Cast

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

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Aug 30, 2016

Joe gets dating advice from hilarious Philly comic Rachel Fogletto. We delve into Rachel's varied and sometimes frightening dating history and talk oversensitive, easily offended conservatives.

Featured Music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Possum Kingdom by The Toadies

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

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Aug 23, 2016

Joe welcomes Sam Donnelly, comedian and guitarist for the Knoxville-based band Deconbrio. Also joining the conversation: Sam's wife Haylie and Sam's girlfriend Ashley Rendo.

UH-WHAAAAAA??? Surely you speak of two separate Sams.

Nope. Two girls, one Sam. Stay tuned to find out more.

 

Featured music:

Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Kiss Your Past Goodbye by Aerosmith

Now or Never by Deconbrio

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

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Aug 16, 2016

Today's guest is Victoria Watts, a guitarist and singer songwriter who plays throughout Philly and all over the east coast. Her music is available on Reverbnation and iTunes

Featuring

Hail Mary by Joe Messina

A Thousand Miles Between by Victoria Watts

Stand up from Greg Trout

Send the show an email with breakup and dating stories, questions, and comments at breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com 

Artwork by Nikki Black

Produced by Brian Durkin

 

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Aug 9, 2016

Joe interviews Dr. Daniel Sapen, our first non-millennial guest, first married guest, and first guest with a professional opinion to appear on the show. Welcome to our fanciest episode to date. Joe, Brian, and Max read listener emails and talk at length about polyamory and other topics they don't understand.

Dan Sapen can be found at http://www.goodtherapy.org/therapists/profile/daniel-sapen-20100611

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Theme Song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Produced by Ryan Laney

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Messina

Keyboard: Ryan Laney

Bass: Joe Palamara

Drums: Paul Corujo

 

Send questions and personal stories to breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com and we'll judge them on air.

Aug 3, 2016

Brian Durkin gets his very own episode! The producer and sound human of this show and host of the podcast Full Belly Laughs has chimed in several times with insightful nuggets on this show, but this week Joe and Brian hash out the big stuff one on one. The conversation touches on anxiety, yelling, fear, and other comedy topics.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Theme Song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Produced by Ryan Laney

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Messina

Keyboard: Ryan Laney

Bass: Joe Palamara

Drums: Paul Corujo

 

Send questions and personal stories to breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com and we'll judge them on air.

Jul 26, 2016

Max Barth returns for the first periodic check-in episode. We're joined by our first non-comedian guest, composer, Curtis Institute grad student, friend, and reason Joe is not homeless right now, Nick DiBerardino. Topics include online dating and hiatuses thereof, and Joe's out of control narcissism.

 

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Theme Song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Produced by Ryan Laney

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Messina

Keyboard: Ryan Laney

Bass: Joe Palamara

Drums: Paul Corujo

 

Send questions and personal stories to breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com and we'll judge them on air.

Jul 19, 2016

Joe complains at funny Philly comedy person Hannah Trav about his recent experiences in dating. Hannah offers advice that Joe mostly ignores. Joe, Hannah, and Brian tell Two Truths and a Lie about their dating histories.

Is it time for Joe to take a break from women? Find out in this week's Breaking Up with Joe. Settle in folks, it's gonna be a dark one.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Theme song: "Hail Mary" by Joe Messina

Produced by Ryan Laney

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Messina

Keyboard: Ryan Laney

Bass: Joe Palamara

Drums: Paul Corujo

 

Send questions and personal stories to breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com and we'll judge them on air.

Jul 12, 2016

Joe talks to comedy people Tommy Touhill and Libby Reindell about setting boundaries after a breakup and getting hit during sex. Then they all take a personality test.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

 

Theme Song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Produced by Ryan Laney

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Messina

Keyboard: Ryan Laney

Bass: Joe Palamara

Drums: Paul Corujo

 

Send questions and personal stories to breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com and we'll judge them on air.

Jul 5, 2016

Joe talks to Philly comic Max Barth about the aftermath of the breakup, dating, and 9/11.

Produced by Brian Durkin

Artwork by Nikki Black

 

Theme Song: Hail Mary by Joe Messina

Produced by Ryan Laney

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Messina

Keyboard: Ryan Laney

Bass: Joe Palamara

Drums: Paul Corujo

 

Send questions and personal stories to breakingupwithjoe@gmail.com and we'll judge them on air.

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